Pueblo Ingles

Can you tell if this is the "thorn" picture or the "horn" picture

When I was in Spain this past summer, I taught conversational English for a program called Pueblo Ingles. This means that Sofia, pictured here, speaks Spanish as her native language and she is learning to speak English.

One day we decided to take a walk and work on her English as we trekked through the woods. As I brushed past a sticker bush, I turned to her and said, “Watch out for the thorns.” The look on her face told me that she didn’t know what I was talking about, so we stopped and had a mini English lesson in the middle of the walking path. As you can see from the picture, she learned two new words that day….“horn” and “thorn”!

Pueblo Ingles

Sofia is an excellent student and we had a lot of fun!

I bet you thought I forgot all about Polly. Do you see her in the pictures? I carried her with me all the time when I was in Spain. Lots of people asked questions about her and wanted to know all about her. Talking about Polly was a great way for my students to practice their English.

3 people like this post.

6 Responses to “Horn and Thorn!”

  1. You look like bunnies hopping in the forest. It reminds me of Little Bunny Fu Fu. Be careful not to bop the field mice, or you’ll be a pair of goons.

  2. Funny~ Mrs.Schneider.

  3. Polly in the Woods

    The picture on top was the horn picture and the picture on the bottom was the thorn picture. I hope you didn’t get stuck by a thorn. I hope you didn’t grow any horns! What was in the woods?

    Talk to you soon,

  4. Hi Polly,

    I really like reading and learning about all the neat places you have been. I really liked the “Horns and Thorns” story and pictures. My family and I cant wait to hear about your next exciting adventure!


  5. Averi~
    Little Bunny Fu Fu hopping through the forest…Maybe I should teach that song to my Spanish students this summer. I think they would love it! What do you think?
    Mrs. Schneider

  6. Dear Emma,
    You guessed right! The picture on the top is the horn picture. I think Mrs. Schneider and her student look very funny. In the bottom picture, they are pretending to point at the thorns.

    I liked walking through the woods with them. We walked and talked for about an hour. I didn’t get stuck by a thorn, and I definitely didn’t grow horns. Can you imagine a frog with horns?
    That would look very strange.


    P.S. I hope you write to me again.